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Originally posted by Nosred
Wikipedia trivia: if you take any article, click on the first link in the article text not in parentheses or italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at "Philosophy".
Originally posted by iterationzero
OK, I'm impressed. I went and hit random, got "List of Phi Delta Theta chapters", and was at philosophy in 21 clicks.
Originally posted by Serafine
reply to post by OverMan
Originally posted by OverMan
Death to tyranny!
It is just a reference!
"Whom controls the past controls the present controls the future" now what about this quote do you not understand as it applies to all sources information?
Lotta talk of BANNING and other Tyranical nonsense = I am about to delete my account and I just got here!
"...what about this quote..."? I wonder where you got that "Whom controls..." quote. Was it from Wikipedia? Who is it quoting?
Now a man named Eric Blair, ( also known as ) George Orwell wrote something like that in his book 1984.
"Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'
~ George Orwell
Notice the difference between these two "Quotes"? If you were meaning to quote Orwell from the 1984 book... it's an error. Somewhere along the lines translation got some jam on it... Then again, you might be quoting someone else... Is this someone else paraphrasing Orwell? Are you quoting yourself? Did you write that?
This illustrates this thread as well as anything... Claiming "Wikipedia" has sources is just as this post is contending with.... EVEN sources for what's published on Wikipedia is subject to the person paraphrasing the source and often giving the impression of a valid replication of the source or material, or even a "Quote", as in a direct quote. Most of which are not quotes, but "rephrasing" publications in Wikipedia using myriad "sources" and not direct quotes.
So if the "Whom controls..." quote is from Orwell..... I will give you a primary source for Orwell and can validate and verify... this real QUOTE.... In Fact here is a link to the book
Link ---> The Complete Works of George-Orwell
look at chapter 3
The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.' And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. 'Reality control', they called it: in Newspeak, 'doublethink'.
OverMan do NOT delete your account here! lol.... geeeesh!
Hell make a new one, called "Unsourced."
Bam, problem solved.
I'm actually quite puzzled there is no "Unsourced" forum already... surely I can't be the first person to think of it... no?